North Korea developing nuclear weapons for Iran in secret £2bn deal – Trump backer

A backer of Donald Trump has revealed that Iran has secretly invested billions of pounds in North Korea in exchange for “key nuclear weapon intelligence”.

Jesse Jane Duff, a retired US Marine Gunnery Sergeant, said that Iran was circumventing its nuclear agreement with the West by going to North Korea for nuclear intelligence.

This comes as Iran successfully tested a new ballistic missile this morning with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) after it was displayed at a military parade on Friday.

US President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against North Korea this week and Chinese banks have declared that they will stop banking activity with North Korea.

But despite this pressure tactics, key backers of Trump fear that an alliance with Iran could sustain the two powers.

Iran maintains an embassy in Pyongyang and the two countries are said to have close ties.

Speaking to Fox News Business, Mrs Duff said: “Iran has adhered to the specifics of the deal, but they don’t need to do nuclear research themselves since the North Koreans are doing it for them.

“North Korea is getting £2bn a year from Iran. They have merchandised their warfare, their chemical weapons and nuclear weapons. 

“They are very aggressive with their nuclear technology, and that trade shows how the Iran deal is not working.”

Carl Higbie, a former Navy Seal and a Trump 2020 campaign board member, added: “There is clearly an axis between North Korea and Iran, they are helping each other.

“They are an extremely dangerous duo and we need to resolve this.”

“But Kim Jong-Un and the Iranians have never seen anyone talk back to them in these terms. We will not accept appeasement of these tyrants.”

Mr Higbie warned President Trump’s first move would be to “shoot down a North Korean missile”. 

Earlier this week, former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton said: “I think anything North Korea has Iran can buy, and anything Iran has it can give to North Korea.”